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Prof John Miles

John Miles is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and is the Arup/Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Transitional Energy Strategies at the University Department of Engineering.  He is currently Chairman of the UK Automotive Council Working Group on Intelligent Mobility, where he has been responsible for the production of the Council’s Intelligent Mobility Technology Roadmap and the Council’s report on Intelligent Mobility.

John’s special interests include the technology and economics of future transport systems, with a particular emphasis on energy efficiency and environmental impact. Recent research and consulting appointments have included substantial work in the areas of electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure, the development of wireless charging technologies, the operation of electric buses in a commercial environment, and the exploration and demonstration of autonomous systems for personal transport. Prior to his appointment at Cambridge, John worked at Arup for more than 30 years. He sat on the Arup Group Board for 17 years. He has many years’ experience of leading companies and projects at the very highest level. He has particular expertise in the delivery of innovative technology projects.